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Shrimp disease quick detection kit developed

An inexpensive, field-deployable, easy-to-use, and rapid method of detecting shrimp diseases was developed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD). The project was funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) under the Philippine [&hellip

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Applying S&T for the improvement of the mangrove crab industry

The Philippines is the world’s second top producer of mud crab (also known as mangrove crab). The Philippines prides itself as the world’s second top producer of mangrove crab (Photo from the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division, PCAARRD) Production is done using polyculture system (or the combination of several species) in 30% of brackishwater ponds [&hellip

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Philippine Shrimp Industry: Getting back to the top through S&T

annual production of about 50,000 mt. However, outbreak of viral diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Hypodermic Haematopoetic Infectious Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV), and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) have caused the slump of the industry. The Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) on Shrimp aims to revitalize the shrimp industry by [&hellip

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Grouper Fish Farming

Grouper (Epinephelus spp.) locally called inid or lapulapu is a high value fish with great potential in aquaculture. They are valued for their excellent texture and flavor. The demand for grouper in the international market is fast growing particularly in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. The body color of grouper is light yellowish to brown [&hellip

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Make profits from sea urchin culture

Few years ago, sea urchins or what foreign countries tagged as sea porcupines, are generally ignored marine species. It could be because of their strange-looking movable spines and tubular feet akin to starfish that make people stay away from them. People only realized sea urchin’s special value when its demand in foreign markets had overtaken [&hellip

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Tilapia Fish Farming

Known as the “aquatic chicken,” the TILAPIA is a poor man’s fish that grows fast and breeds easily in captivity. It is considered as one of the easiest fishes to culture. It is also relatively tolerant to a wide range of salinity & temperature levels. Moreover, farming tilapia requires minimal inputs. TECHNOLOGY PROFILE The most [&hellip

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Carp Polyculture Production Guide

Carp polyculture can be utilized using huge amount of organic wastes such as cowdung or poultry droppings and production levels of 1-3 ton/ha/year can be obtained with application of both organic and inorganic fertilizers alone. Provision of feed enhances the fish production significantly and production levels of 4-8 ton/ha/yr are obtained using a judicious combination [&hellip

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How to Start a Mud Crab Farming Business

Scylla serrata is the common mudcrab occurring in the estuarine and mangrove areas and is commonly called as “red crab” and it prefers to live in low saline waters. Male crabs of S. serrata grow to 700 to 800 gm at the maximum The export size of the crab is 500 g and above for [&hellip

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Culturing hanginan, another commercially important sea cucumber species in the Philippines

Perhaps one of the most overlooked underwater species is sea cucumber. This tiny creature, with its flexible sausage-shaped body and tentacles surrounding its mouth and feet, has one of the most important contributions in the fisheries sector ecologically and economically speaking. Two-way importance Considered as “earthworm of the sea floor”, sea cucumber feeds on deposits. [&hellip

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